You are working for the research wing of the National Institute of Justice. You have been assigned to a governmental task force that is investigating murder and other violent crimes in the U.S. You need to compare the U.S. with the U.K., Australia, South Africa, and Japan, noting whether the U.S. has a higher or lower incidence of violent crime than these countries. Create a chart in Microsoft Excel to provide a comparison of crime in the U.S., the U.K., Australia, South Africa, and Japan.
After you have made your assessment on the amount of violent crime, you also need to determine the reason behind this. Incorporate the answers to the following questions in the same document where you have created the chart:
•Does the U.S. have more violent crimes than other countries?
•Do people’s lifestyles in the U.S. place them more at risk than in other countries, or does the U.S. simply have more motivated criminals? Which one do you agree with and why?
Support your answers with research and examples. Cite the sources used for research using APA style.